St Cualans’ go Sailing



Despite the inclement  conditions on Thursday last August 1st a large group from St. Cualans’took to the road  for their outing to Killaloe.  A big thank you to all who helped out in any way to make the day the success it was. Names are too many to mention but you know who you are! Your kindness and support is much appreciated’

The day started with Mass at 10.30 and then straight to the waiting bus. We were entertained on the bus by none other than Phil Maher on his accordion. As one person remarked ‘Where else would you get it? Being entertained by Phil Maher at this hour of the morning!’

Our first  port of call was to Ballina, where a welcoming Fr Ted. O’Rahilly very kindly put the Community Centre there at our disposal for our picnic. After refreshments and chats we boarded the bus again and headed to St. Flannan’s Cathedral in Killaloe which had many interesting facts and architectural features. Our third stop was to the riverside where we boarded the Spirit of Killaloe and went on a cruise on Lough Derg. On board we had more refreshments, chats, songs and music. The ones who stayed on the top deck disembarked with a ‘windswept’ look from the warm breeze they enjoyed and luckily those who wished to experience the trip on the top deck could as the rain disappeared for the duration of the boat trip.

Our final stop was the Thatch in Ballycommon where we were served the best of food. Everyone ate heartily after an appetite worked up on the boat. Phil kindly played again for us and we had a couple of hours of music, song and dance in the Thatch. Everyone was in high spirits when we returned to Borrisoleigh and are looking forward to the next outing already! All agreed that it was a great day. So next time why don’t you come along and join in the fun?

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American Bluegrass musicians Rudy Bzdyk, Melanie Bartl and Erik Burnham
from Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
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Camogie News

Underage:  The under 13’s match was played on Thursday the 1st August against Kildangan unfortunately we lost however all is not over yet and we are in a play-off against Templemore to remain in the competition.  Match to be organised for next week parents/guardians will be texted when details are known.

Our next minor match in the championship was re-arranged we played Moycarkey-Borris in Littleton at 8pm on Tuesday the 30th July. Moycarkey had a strong first half but Borris came back strong in the second half, however the score at full time was Moycarkey 3-5 Borris 3-1.  Our minor panel are due to play again on the 13th August at home opposition not comfirmed yet on account of fixtures being re-arranged to accommodate the Tipperary under 16 panel.  Congratulations to the under 16 Tipperary girls who are now All Ireland Champions 2013.  Well done.

Intermediate Team:  The championship is now just around the corner and preparations continue for the championship with our first round due to be played on Saturday the 10th August in Annacarthy against Annacarthy at 7 pm.  Best wishes to all our teams who will be playing during the week.

Administration: Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. See Advertising Section of www.borrisoleigh.ie for pictures.  If interested please contact Caroline at 086 1522716. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Birdhill N.S. 1937

Pupils of the late Mikey Maher, Principal Teacher Birdhill 1937, Later Principal Teacher Borrisoleigh.

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Pic of the past… Down memory lane

Philly Ryan, Gortalough pictured here receiving the North Cup in 1947.
Also pictured are: Bill Bourke, Kilfithmone, Bill Matthews, Chapel Street,
Tom Delaney, Main Street, billy Devaney, Lower Street and Tom Daly, Main Street

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